Kudos to Chase
Kudos to Chase on his All-Star Game performance, RBI double and hit by a pitch in two at-bats.
Through some research on baseball-reference.com was able to come up with the following notes:
**In his first All-Star start (2006), Chase batted seventh, same as last night.
**Last Phillies position player to start, Chase in 2009. (Ryan was the DH in 2010 but didn’t play in the field).
**Last Phillies player to get a hit, Shane Victorino (2009).
**Last double by a Phillies player, Dave Hollins (1993).
**Last RBI by a Phillies player, Von Hayes (1989).
The world saw Chase’s first-inning RBI double. It wasn’t the same for Von who talked about the scenario in his All-Star memory: “Getting a base hit and driving in a run in my only at-bat. Afterwards, getting calls from all my friends telling me they were interviewing a pitcher on the American League team during the game and they didn’t show my hit. Oh, well, I still have a 1.000 average as an All-Star.”
Jen and Chase are committed to educate the community in the proper treatment of animals and raise funds for the fight against animal neglect. They continue their longtime support of the Pennsylvania SPCA. Net proceeds from the calendar will benefit that organization.
Minor League Report
Players of the Week (July 7-13)
Player – INF/OF Tyler Henson, Lehigh Valley … 7 G … Batted .433 (13-30), .485 OBP, .633 SLG, 6 R, 3 2B, HR, 7 RBI, 3 BB, SB … Since joining LV in 2013, he has appeared in 115 games and is batting .296 (117-395) over that stretch … Currently riding a 7-game hitting streak, he’s hit safely in each game this week … The 26-year-old was originally selected by Baltimore in the 5th round of the 2006 draft out of Tuttle High School (OK).
Pitcher – LHP Matt Imhof, Williamsport … 2 GS, 1-0, 0.00 ERA (9.0 IP), 1 CG, 1 SHO, 2 BB, 8 SO, 0.78 WHIP, .167 OPP AVG (5-30) … 1st professional win came in the form of a rain shortened, 5.0-inning complete game shutout on 7/13 vs Tri-City … Selected in the 2nd round (47th overall) of last month’s draft out of Cal Poly, Imhof was signed by Shane Bowers.
Lakewood: won, 7-0, at Hickory. RF Dylan Cozens, 4-5, 3 RBI, including 12th-13th homers. 3B Mitch Walding, 3 doubles, 2 RBI. WP: Yoel Mecias (1-0), 5 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 7 SO.
Gulf Coast League Phillies: rained out.
July 16, 1952: RHP Robin Roberts wins in Pittsburgh, 8-7. It is his only win of 28 that year in which he did not go distance. RHP Andy Hansen came on to get final two outs.
Favorite Ballpark Name
Goes to the home of the Normal (IL) CornBelters, The Corn Crib. The CornBelters play in the Frontier League, indepdent-league level.
It gets better, their mascot is named Corny.